Weekly Round-Up

Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and that I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget that if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

We’ve come to the final last days of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) today. Check out Barbara‘s BCAM reflections, Nancy‘s post on BCAM’s blind spot, and Rod’s male breast cancer perspective.

Of course, after the last pink ribbon has been put away BCAM doesn’t end for those of us whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. I agree wholeheartedly with Terri’s take on this “we need to have breast cancer and breast reconstruction awareness year round” and Martha’s why a month of pink is not enough.

A post from Becky on choosing for herself and not letting others’ opinions guide her choices.

Jennifer shares her suggestions for creating a comfortable wardrobe of clothes to wear post-surgery.

Abigail has posted a beautiful tender reflection on her blog.

A checklist from Gabby on managing scanxiety.

In the latest Our MBC Life podcast episode the MBC community gives voice to both the grief and the love that endures after each death.

Finally this week, you may remember I asked for your suggestions on how to finish the sentence This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I Want You To Know This Truth…. Thanks to all who responded. The article has been published on the Patient Empowerment Network. I finished the article with a poem from Audrey and it’s a fitting end to this week’s round-up and BCAM.

Breast cancer is a thief

Stealing health

Stealing peace of mind

Stealing future dreams

Breast cancer changes your body

Changes your hopes

Changes your friendships

Changes your energy

Breast cancer makes you grieve

for so much


cancer showed me I’m loved

I’m so grateful for that

At the end – and the beginning and all way through

it’s really love that matters.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx